Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Gift For Christmas

 Mom and I were a little late to the Berean office this morning not arriving until 9:30 am. When we arrived everyone was already hard at work. Skip couldn't come today and neither could Shirley L so we were a little short handed. Marvin worked at the computer entering studies and Bible request since Skip was missing. Kathy and Leila were the readers. Shirley, Ray and Vonnie worked on opening the studies and mom worked on stuffing envelopes. Bruce ran the postage machine along with labels and studies. 

Once the studies were finished Ray went out to wrap Bibles.
Joan came to take studies for grading. She also hands them out to other volunteers each week. We so much appreciate the volunteers that are willing to grade these studies. 
We  had a lot of mail today so have a lot of studies to grade.  We also had 37 Bible requests which were filled. The Bibles were mailed out at the Hanna City post office along with the next set of studies for everyone that returned a study this week. We sure hope those Bibles make it to the prisoners on our before Christmas. What a gift that would be. 

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

A Hard Journey

 We got home too late last night to post about our work at the Berean office Tuesday. When we arrived there were already plenty of volunteers hard at work.

Skip had come early and had the coffee done and the mail sorted. Everyone went right to work. Below are a few pictures.

Once we were finished we gathered in the first room around the table. Bill read Psalm 46 and then told us about his cancer journey. We know God is in control and we know God is always good but sometimes when there are no answers here on Earth, we are tempted to ask, "Why". None of the many doctors have been able to treat Bill's cancer. It is extremely rare and now it has become painful. Bill read Psalm 46 (the refuge Psalm) at Magdalena at a wake, after a horrible death of a mother with 4 children and now is clinging to this Psalm when the pain of cancer is bad.  You see Bill and Joan adopted those 4 children one got married this year and 3 of them are still living with them. Below is a picture of Bill and Joan's family with their children and grandchildren.
Please pray for this precious family, pray for peace, pray for healing but most of all pray that God will be glorified during this cancer journey.